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Epson EB-X31 vs Optoma S312

Epson EB-X31 vs Optoma S312

Epson EB-X31
Optoma S312

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
5% bigger bulb power Edit
The Epson EB-X31 has a bulb power of 200W. That's 10W bigger than the Optoma S312 (190W).
Available from 21 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Optoma S312 supports 3D, however the Epson EB-X31 does not support 3D. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma S312 is a 29dB noise level projector. That's 8dB quieter than the Epson EB-X31 (29dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Cheaper by £156
The Optoma S312 is £156.06 cheaper than the Epson EB-X31.
Cheaper to run by £14.89
Over five years the Optoma S312 is £14.89 cheaper to run than the Epson EB-X31. Read more

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
8dB louder noise level Edit
The Epson EB-X31 has a noise level of 37dB, whereas the Optoma S312 is a 29dB noise level projector (8dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

£156 more expensive
The Epson EB-X31 is more expensive than the Optoma S312 by £156.06.
20% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Epson EB-X31 are £90.69 which is £14.89 more than the Optoma S312. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
10W smaller bulb power Edit
The Optoma S312 has a bulb power of 190W, however the Epson EB-X31 is a 200W lamp power projector (10W bigger).
Fewer sellers
The Optoma S312 is only stocked by 2 stores, but the Epson EB-X31 is stocked by 23 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by one month
The Optoma S312 is one month older than the Epson EB-X31.

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Date Released

19 months Ago 20 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.77
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.92
Total running cost £ 90.69
Purchase price £ 329.98
Total cost of ownership £ 420.67
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 72.11
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 75.80
Purchase price £ 173.92
Total cost of ownership £ 249.72
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.38T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 20000:1
 20000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 XGA (1024x768)
BEST
 XGA (1024x768)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens 3,200 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
- 30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
- 30 - 30 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
0.55" 0.55"
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Colour Light Output
3,200 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output
3,200 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
2,240 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,073.4M
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
BEST
 1.2:1
Projection Distance (tele)
2.17 - 2.17 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance (wide)
1.8 - 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
1.8 - 2.17 1 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300 22.9 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
10,000h
BEST
7,000h
Lamp Type
 UHE
 UHE
Bulb Power
200W
BEST
190W
Service Life of Lamp
5,000h 5,000h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.58 - 1.72
 1.58 - 1.72
Offset
8% 115%
BEST
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.58 - 1.72 2.41 - 2.55
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16.9 - 20.28 21.8 - 23.98
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Colour Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Blackboard
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Blackboard
 Presentation
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 29dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
28dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ALB
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 ALB
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection Type
 User
 User

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
2W 2W
Built-In Speaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.26W
BEST
0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
277W 225W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
207W 191W
BEST
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3000
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 5 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.4kg 2.4kg
BEST
Height
77mm 102mm
Depth
234mm 224mm
Width
297mm 315mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 UTP
 VGA
 AC
 USB
 UTP
 VGA
 AC

Technical Details

Contrast Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 20000:1
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